Although I would have dearly loved to make the Irish Cream Mousse cake I saw a recipe for, my target audience is a little too young yet for such a thing, so our St. Pat's desserts usually center around rainbows. Last year, we had really cool looking rainbow cupcakes (think tie dye). This year, it was....Jello. I saw the idea on the last page of a magazine, and thought it would be the perfect dessert. Don't ask me which magazine, I don't know. I don't remember, and more to the point, I couldn't find it when I went to make this yesterday. But, it's Jello, how hard is it?
We used 6 large boxes of Jello in the following flavors: cherry, orange, lemon, lime, berry blue, and grape. Also, boiling water, a glass casserole dish, and non stick cooking spray. We had six flavors, and 3 girls available to help, so each girl picked two flavors to make. I'd like to say I took pictures, but the truth is, I mostly forgot. Something about supervising young kids pouring boiling water....
Here is the first layer. The colors in the picture aren't very true, but we started with grape.
I started to follow the pacakge directions as to amount of water, but soon figured out that at that rate, there was no way all six packs were going into that pan, so we switched to the Jigglers recipe starting with the blue layer. By the way, see that smudge in the middle? That's my fingerprint. Yep, the Jello was set enough to pour the next layer.
This was Maddie's first experience with Jello:
And here is Abby:
Nope, not a ham in the whole Hansen clan!
One last shot of our pretty (and silly!) holiday dessert:
(And good news! There's lots left over, for my secret bedtime snacks!)